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off the coast of south korea. the second stage of the rocket would fall in the philippines or near the philippines. a satellite is light weight compared to a one ton nuclear war head, but a lot of technology used to put a satellite in orbit is the same technology you can use to develop long range ballistic missiles. >> because that failed launch in april, what, it stayed in the air less than a minute or so, are they basically trying to do the same thing now that they failed to do then? >> there's a lot of speculation about that and a lot of experts think that this is a very quick turn around. that launch lasted, went so quickly, there was very little chance to learn much of anything from it. there's a possibility there was one failed part that the north koreans identified. some speculate that they timed their launches in accordance with certain events. in this case, we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the death of kim john-il, so that could be a motivator for this. but a lot of experts say because of the technology involved and the difficulty in getting the launches to s
. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. >>> emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from abo
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